Pine veneer pendant light T355 “Berse” by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Ellysett AB. Sweden 1960s


Height: 22 centimeters, Width: 18 centimeters, Depth: 18 centimeters

The T355 also known as “Berse” is one of the medium size pine veneer pendant lights created by Swedish master light designer Hans-Agne Jakobsson. It is created from rings of pine veneer carefully bent around a pine wood frame. It gives an amazing warm glow that effects the whole room as well as giving a pleasant light downwards on a dining table.

Good vintage condition but with two cracks on one side that are only seen when the light is lit, see photos.

Standard E27 light bulb socket. The light is rewired for safety.

Hans-Agne Jakobsson was undeniably one of the world’s most versatile and productive lighting designers and manufacturers in the fifties, sixties and seventies. He was also one of the best and most important designers in the Scandinavian era of golden and soft non-dazzle light. His earlier designs follow Scandinavian giants such as Poul Henningsen, Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto and he should be seen as important as the concurrent world renowned Nordic lighting designers Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Verner Panton and Jo Hammerborg.

The story about the invention of this series of lamps:

“Hans Agne Jacobsen invented the laminated pine fixtures by accident during a Christmas decorations in the Markaryd store . He wanted to soften a couple of dazzling light bulbs, had some laminated pine around and rapidly put together some temporary fixtures. A customer came in and wanted to buy the arrangement and Hans -Agne Jakobsson found himself with an article that was unprecedented. Laminated pine fixtures became an export success that was sold in virtually every corner of the world.”

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